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My friendenemy - My chair

Monday, April 08, 2013

My friendenemy - My chair

I have a love-hate relationship with my big comfy chair.

My chair was a safe place, a place to hide, a place of security, a place were I didn't think about my weight.

It was about the only place my family would see me. I would have my family do for me, because I was comfortable in my chair. I would say my knees hurt can you do this for me. I don't feel well can you do this for me. I just got comfortable can you......can you.....can you

Every time I enter the living room that chair would beckoned me. Come .... sit, be comfortable. Put your feet up. Stay with me. I am your only friend you need me.

It would say: Don't go for that walk. Don't go out, don't walk the dog, don't clean the kitchen now. Don't don't don't.

I use to love to sit in that chair for hours watching TV, playing games on my lap top and snacking, never getting up to do much more than to grab another snack.

I have given up listening to my chair.

As I started to lose the weight I vowed to get more active and get away from my chair.
It was slowly at first. I would get up during the commercials and walk into another room that was not the kitchen.

I started taking more time cleaning and doing laundry. I started going window shopping with friend and family, anything just to get up and get out of that chair.

I actually get up and walk outside with out saying things like "it's to hot or it's to cold out" to go out.
My dog is happier and healthier because she also gets to go for a real walk, not just to have to front door opened and let out to pee and come back in.

My family is happier because they see me up and around and not just giving up and accepting my weight.
I don't keep the TV on all the time now. I play music and dance to the music when I am home and putzing around the house. I can always find something to do beside sit in that chair.

Now my chair is a treat.
It is nice that it always welcomes me when I do need it and I can enjoy it after a long day of walking doing and going with a nice cup of coffee or tea and not a large piece of cake or cookies.

My chair is now my friend and no longer my enemy.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LEAHLEGS 5/31/2013 6:11PM

    It's amazing how quickly a whole day slips away when sitting in front of the TV in a comfy spot. The human body is meant to move! Way to go on the weight loss, and keep up the great attitude : )

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PHOENIX1949 4/8/2013 1:04PM

    Nice blog. Sounds like you are positively moving toward your goals. emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 4/8/2013 9:28AM

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Holding my tongue

Friday, March 08, 2013

I am amazed now watching other peoples food intake.
I was one of those people. Not really understanding portion sizes or how food could effect my mood. fitness and health.
I have been tracking my food and sodium intake since my heart attack in September.
I feel fantastic. I have loss 32lbs and I am on my way to a healthier life style.
It is hard for me not to say something to these people like "you are killing yourself eating that double cheeseburger, fries and extra large soda!!"
But I hold my tongue. Do they really want to hear this? I didn't.

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MCJULIEO 3/8/2013 1:01PM

    Congratulations on your success!

And no, they probably don't want to hear it..... being ready to answer when they ask will be a great strategy, but holding your tongue in the meantime will be a huge effort...

You can do this!

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SNS1968 3/8/2013 8:45AM

    Yeah, when you lose weight, or stop smoking or drinking you want to tell the world! But it's true, nobody wants to hear it. If they ask for help, that's a different story.
I'm glad you're feeling better!

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A very sad day

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Today is a sad day.
I just learned from the Vet that my little fur girl who is 16 years old (128 in dog years) is going into kidney failure. The vet said if she were a human she would be in hospic care.
I am truly saddened. She has been a good and faithful friend. I will do everything I can to keep her comfortable for as long as I can.
Right now she is doing ok and it is just wait and see from here.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/7/2013 9:40PM

    I'm sorry. We lost one to renal failure at the age of 14... she was just a few months shy of 15.

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LADYLPIN 3/7/2013 9:28PM

    Thank you your prayers and kind words are greatly appreciated.

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SHILOHPIP 3/7/2013 9:22PM

    SOO SORRY! I had to put my Scout girl down over two years ago. She was such a WONDERFUL friend and she was my furry baby.I believe we will see our furry babies in Heaven again if we belive that Jesus died on the cross for us. I will say a prayer for you and your furry friend.May God comfort you and your furry friend.

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JAMBABY0 3/7/2013 9:18PM

    I am sorry, hope she has no pain

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Thinking of my non-scale Victories today

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

My NSV so far are:
I have gone from a size 24 jeans to a size 18.
I have dropped 2 bra sizes
I can cross my legs again.
I can put my fingers around my wrist again
I walked 1 mile in the Turkey Trot 2 months after my heart attack.
I can now walk a mile or more with out getting winded
The size of my legs are getting smaller :)
I am healthier

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    Great job!!! Keep up the good work! I need to start looking at my Non-Scale Victories more!

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DIET_FRIEND 3/6/2013 11:06PM

    So inspiring! Way to go!

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ML5363 3/6/2013 9:58PM

    Grest job!! Keep up the grest work!!

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TXPATRIOT 3/6/2013 9:50PM

    Wow! emoticon

You've inspired me to track more of my NSV's, as well.


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